Top 100 Girls Names 2002

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The top 100 baby girls names from 2002. We are delighted to bring you a collection of the Top 100 Girls Names 2002 UK. This collection of names, origin and meanings comes straight from the national archives and represents the number of baby girls born and registered within England and Wales during 2002. We will keep these blogs available so that you can compare the naming trends and so the curious amongst us can look back at where our name ranked over the years. And for the younger audience where it ranked during the year of your birth.

RankNameOriginMeaningBirths
1CHLOEGreekBlooming, verdant. Mythology: another name for Demeter, the goddess of agriculture.5708
2EMILYLatinFlatterer.5390
3JESSICAHebrewWealthy. Literature: a name perhaps invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice.5094
4ELLIEEnglishShort form of Eleanor, Ella, and Ellen.4854
5SOPHIEGreekA familiar form of Sophia.4688
6MEGANGreekPearl; great.4576
7CHARLOTTEFrench"Little and womanly" See Caroline. Famous Charlottes include novelists Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte Lennox.4208
8HANNAHGermanA form of Johann.3874
9OLIVIALatinA form of Olive.3798
10LUCYLatinLight; bringer of light.3796
11LAURENEnglishA form of Laura, meaning "crowned with laurel" Actress Lauren Bacall.3513
12HOLLYEnglishPlant With Red Berries.3435
13KATIEEnglishA familiar form of Katherine. Actress Katie Holmes, from the TV series Dawson's Creek.3279
14AMYLatinBeloved.2978
15MOLLYIrishA familiar form of Mary, meaning "bitterness; sorrow" Famous people with this name include the legendary subject of the traditional song "Molly Malone," Molly Bloom of James Joyce's Ulysses, actress Molly Ringwald, and writer Molly Ivins.2916
16ELLAEnglishElfin; beautiful fairy-woman.2763
17BETHANYAramaicHouse of figs. Bible: the site of Lazarus's resurrection.2627
18REBECCAHebrewTied, bound. Bible: the wife of Isaac.2529
19GRACELatinGraceful.2519
20MIAItalianMine. A familiar form of Michaela, Michelle.2446
21GEORGIAGreekFarmer. Art: Georgia O'Keeffe was an American painter known especially for her paintings of flowers. Geography: a southern American state; a country of former USSR. See also Jirina, Jorja.2335
22ABIGAILHebrewFather's joy. Bible: one of the wives of King David.2318
23CAITLINIrishPure.2222
24LEAHHebrew"Weary" One of Jacob's two wives. Among well-known individuals with this name is writer Leah Goldberg.2060
25AMELIAGermanHard working.1973
26ELEANORGreekLight. History: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was a U.S. delegate to the United Nation, a writer, and the thirty-second First Lady of the United States.1942
27EMMAGermanA short form of Emily, which means "industrious" Flaubert's title heroine Emma Bovary, as well as poet Emma Lazarus are famous Emmas.1903
28LILYLatinA form of Lilly.1706
29JASMINEPersianJasmine flower.1695
30ELIZABETHHebrewConsecrated to God. Bible: the mother of John the Baptist.1624
31SHANNONIrishSmall and wise.1590
32COURTNEYEnglish"From the court" Among notable people with this name are actress Courtney Cox, of TV's Friends, and rocker Courtney Love.1537
33ALICEGreekThuthful.1511
34MILLIEEnglishA familiar form of Amelia, Camille, Emily, Kamila, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent.1499
35JADESpanishJade.1496
36AMBERFrenchAmber.1296
37ANNAGermanA form of the Hebrew name Hannah, which means "gracious" Among renowned people with this name are great Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova; psychologist Anna Freud; actress Anna Magnani; Black Beauty author Anna Sewall; former first lady Anna Harrison; botanist Anna Atkins; chemist Anna J. Harrison; model Anna Nicole Smith; as well as poet Anna Akhmatova.1292
38ERINIrishPeace. History: another name for Ireland.1278
39SARAHHebrewThis name means "princess" The name of the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. Distinguished individuals with this name include former first lady Sarah Polk, astronomer Sarah F. Whiting, as well as actresses Sarah Bernhardt and Sarah Michelle Gellar.1161
40DAISYEnglish"Eye of the day," it is the name of a white and yellow flower. MTV host Daisy Fuentes.1160
40PHOEBEGreekShining.1160
41ABBIEHebrewA familiar form of Abigail.1153
42ZOEGreekLife.1128
43RACHELHebrewThis name has the meaning "innocence of a lamb" The name of the wife of the biblical patriarch Jacob. Among renowned Rachels are Rachel Carson and former first lady Rachel Jackson.1115
44MAISIEScottishA familiar form of Margaret.1077
44NICOLEFrenchA form of Nicholas.1077
45ISABELLEFrenchA form of Isabel.1073
46LAURALatinCrowned with laurel.1065
47FREYAScandinavianNoblewoman.1049
48ISABELLAItalianA form of the name Isabel, meaning "pledged to God" Among the notable people with this name are actress Isabella Rossellini and Queen Isabella of Castile, who financed Columbus's voyage to America.1041
49PAIGEEnglishYoung child.1040
50NATASHARussianA name that derives from the Latin name Natalie, meaning "child of Christmas" Among famous Natashas are actress Natasha Henstridge and Russian Olympic gymnastics coach Natasha Matveena.1003
51ISOBELSpanishA form of Isabel.960
52NIAMHIrishA form of Niam.956
53ROSIEEnglishA familiar form of Rosalind, Rosanna, and Rose. Talk show host and actress Rosie O'Donnell.951
54ALEXANDRAGreekA feminine form of Alexander, which means "protector of man".910
55EVEHebrewLife. Bible: the first woman created by God.907
56LOUISEGermanFamous warrior.902
57ISABELSpanishConsecrated to God.891
58IMOGENEnglishInnocent, last born. The name of the heroine of Shakespeare's play Cymbehoe as a result of a printing error in the Folio edition of the play.890
59HOLLIEEnglishA form of Holly.886
60ALICIAEnglishA form of Alice which means "noble" or "bright" Clueless star Alicia Silverstone.866
61POPPYLatinPoppy flower.828
62ALISHAGreekTruthful.818
63AIMEELatinA form of Amy.801
64RUBYFrenchPrecious stone.795
65MORGANScottishSea warrior.791
66TIAGreekPrincess.774
67JODIEAmericanA familiar form of Judith.745
68MOLLIEIrishA form of Molly.740
69LIBBYHebrewA familiar form of Elizabeth.728
70MADELEINEFrenchSignifies "woman of Magdala" Famous Madeleines include Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, actress Madeleine Stowe, and author Madeleine de Souvre.727
71HARRIETFrenchRuler of the household.718
72JENNIFERWelshWhite wave; white phantom. A form of Guinevere.704
73GEORGINAEnglishA form of Georgia.692
74LYDIAGreekFrom Lydia, an ancient land in Asia.687
75VICTORIALatinVictorious.672
76CHELSEAEnglishSeaport.670
77SAMANTHAHebrewTold by God; listener.663
78MADISONEnglishSon of Maude; good son.653
79EVIEHungarianA form of Eve.652
80KATEGreekPure.651
81DANIELLEHebrewGod is my judge.641
82KAYLEIGHAmericanA form of Kaylee.640
83KATHERINEGreekPure.624
84SOPHIAGreekWise.622
85MELISSAGreekHoney bee.621
86FRANCESCAItalianA form of Frances.599
87GABRIELLEFrenchA feminine form of Gabriel, meaning "heroine of God" Volleyball star Gabrielle Reece, film actress Gabrielle Anwar.574
88YASMINPersianJasmine flower.573
89CHARLIEEnglishA familiar form of Charles.545
90AALIYAHHebrewA form of Aliya.533
91ELLEGreekA short form of Eleanor.502
92STEPHANIEGreekCrowned.500
93ELOISEFrenchFrench version of the Latin name Louise, meaning "battle maiden".495
94ELISEFrenchA short form of Elizabeth, from the Hebrew for "pledged to God".493
95LARAGreekCheerful.482
96ELLENEnglishA form of Eleanor or Helen. Among notable people with this name are actress Ellen Corby; former first lady Ellen Arthur, wife of Chester Arthur; comedian Ellen DeGeneres, and novelist Ellen Glasgow.481
97NATALIELatinBorn on Christmas day.480
98ABBYHebrewA familiar form of Abigail.456
98ZARAHebrewA form of Sarah, Zora.456
99GEMMALatinJewel, precious stone.446
100MAYAHindiGod's creative power.444

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